I had originally agreed to give a presentation about packaging a part of the Fedora Classroom series. As time passed I realized 2 things:
- There isn't enough bandwidth in IRC to deal with the intricacies of editing/completing spec files, and I don't believe making our gobby server open to the public would be a good idea.
- I've already written a very goo (if incomplete) article that covers most of packaging.
So instead of talking about packaging, I'm going to be talking about packages. How to identify them, how to use them, and so on. The talk will be a little more disjoint due to the running around that needs to be done, but it's better than me just typing the article out in IRC.
So you'll still have to read the Building Packages Guide if you want to learn about packaging (and I urge you to read it), but I'll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about it during or after the session, with the exceptions of "why is it still a draft" and "when will you finish it" (because, and whenever :P ).